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Predicting the Future – Song Lyric Sunday

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Predicting the Future – Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 9/17/17

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Thanks, Helen, for another interesting prompt for Song Lyric Sunday!

To find details of how you, too, can join in this fun challenge, just click the above link. You will see other entries there, also.

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Today’s prompt was to find songs about fortune telling or predicting the future.

I always liked this song, as I like the subject, and it is pretty sci-fi to think someday it may be the way the world is in the future.

The lyrics are on the video.

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“In the Year 2525”, by Zager & Evans, was released as a single from the album, 2525 (Exordiom & Terminus), in 1968. It was written by Rick Evans, and is on the Truth & RCA labels.

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY – OUTER SPACE

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY -OUTER SPACE

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 8/13/17

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For today’s theme, we are to find songs that mentions outer space, stars, moon, sun, or the universe, in any way.]

Thanks, Helen, for the prompt!

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I’ve posted several songs in the past that have this theme, so I tried to find a different one or two. 🙂

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“Swinging on a Star”, by Bing Crosby, was first performed by him, in 1944. It was featured on the movie, “Going My Way”, and was written by Jimmy Van Heusen, and Johnny Burke. It is from the album, “Selections from Going My Way”.

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“Swinging On A Star”

Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule?A mule is an animal with long funny ears
Kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
He’s just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a muleOr would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a pig?A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
He’s fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don’t care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pigOr would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a fish?A fish won’t do anything, but swim in a brook
He can’t write his name or read a book
To fool the people is his only thought
And though he’s slippery, he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fishA new kind of jumped-up slippery fish
And all the monkeys aren’t in the zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So, you see it’s all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swingin’ on a star

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“Stars on the Water,” by Jimmy Buffett, is a cover he did of the song, written by Rodney Crowell. It appeared on Buffett’s albums, “One Particular Harbour” (1983), and “Boats, Beaches, Bars, Ballads (1992).

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By: Rodney Crowell
1981
Down in Louisiana, bayous by and by
Pirogue pole or your natural soul
Keeps you tied to a tree high tide
Beer joint lights come on
And then the crowd starts rollin’ in
Chorus:
Pretty soon you got stars on the water
You got stars on the water
It’s like stars on the water, let it rain
Beaumont to Biloxi
Sea breeze at your door
Gypsy rains, dang hurricanes
White silver sandy shore
“Blue Light” lounge is shinin’
Way out on the view
Chorus:
It looks just like stars on the water
Just like stars on the water
Just like stars on the water, let it rain
(guitar instrumental)
When it’s midnight down in Mobile
Moonbeams on the bay
They come from miles around to dance the jukebox down
And dig the good time sounds they play
All across the harbour
Night lights shinin’ in
Chorus:
It looks just like stars on the water
Just like stars on the water
Just like stars on the water, let it rain
Chorus:
Pretty soon ya got stars on the water
You got stars on the water
It’s like stars on the water, let it rain
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Lyrics found on A to Z Lyrics
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LIMBER LIMBERT – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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LIMBER LIMBERT – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 29/17

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Today’s prompt word is ‘limb’. We can use this word any way we want. To join in, just click the above link for details. See other entries there, too! Stream of consciousness writing is to write freely, about whatever comes to mind. For this challenge, we can edit typos, but otherwise it’s all just SOC style. This silly little story is exactly that. Enjoy! 🙂

P.S. – try it, it’s fun!

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LIMBER LIMBERT

Limber Limbert, the lumberjack, was the most limber of all the lumberjacks in the world. He won many medals for his craft. As a big dude, he’d lumber up to the lumber and start cutting off all the limbs he could find. Every time a tree would fall, he’d holler, “Limber!”, so the wood wouldn’t fall on anyone.

Using his limber limbs, he would contort himself around and around the trunks and limbs of the trees. When he was done with de-limb-ing the tree, it would all be made into lumber. He finally started his very own business. He called it, “Limbert’s Lumber and Limbs”. On the side, he’d carve wooden limb-legs for those who needed an extra limb or two. These carved limbs were made to order, and resembled little totem poles.

All in all, limber Limbert’s life was a success.

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**photo = trimming the limbs from my dad’s trees, many years ago. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

RANDOM POST # 12 – RING…RING…HELLO!

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RANDOM POST # 12 – RING…RING…HELLO!

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I looked back to see when I posted the last random post, and it was about a month ago. It’s time for another one!

So far, these have been a look back at all the different jobs I’ve had over the years. I’ve been through the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and these next ones are, I believe, from the very late 80s, and early 90s. I’m putting all these together, as they are all about the same kind of work.

Telemarketing!

Yes, I have been a telemarketer for several different companies. I know, I know…telemarketers are annoying as all get out. I don’t like to get those kind of calls, myself. They come at all hours, and at bad times to receive them. They finally did make a law, saying we could not make calls before 9 in the morning, or after 9 at night. Then there is the no call list. Sometimes these work, sometimes they don’t.

Anyway, my time in these jobs were some of the best. I really enjoyed making those calls. And, if I do say so, I was good at it. I got lots of sales, and appointments set.There were many times I’d get someone on the line who was rude, made nasty comments, hung up on me, ranted about the calls, and all kinds of things. It didn’t bother me at all. I thought the worse they were, the funnier they were. And of course we’d share what was said, to our fellow workers, so we could all have a laugh.

Some of the perks of the job for me were…it was only part-time work. This worked out good, while the kids were in school. We’d get cash bonuses for making the most sales in the day. (yes, I got a lot of these). We could also chit-chat with each other in between calls. I got a lot of writing done, in between calls. My fellow workers were all fun and friendly. Some companies let us smoke, eat, watch TV, or listen to music (some would even bring in music tapes to play on the cassette player for us all to listen to). There were nice lunch and break times. The bosses I had on all these jobs were nice, fun, and enthusiastic. All in all, I loved telemarketing!

A couple of funny stories were… I volunteered to drive a coupon booklet to a customer in another town. When I got there, I knocked on the door. I could see the lady asleep on the couch, but there was lots of smoke coming from her kitchen. I kept banging away at the door, until she woke up. She hollered and ran to put out the fire. So, I probably in a little way saved her life!

Another time we workers were all being silly, while still making sales, and the boss just laughed and said he’d completely lost control of us! That was pretty much every day, though.

One call was very strange. The person who answered just said in a professional voice, “Destroy this number. Erase it from your memory.” Now, they could have been just putting me on, but the way my imagination runs, I took it that I’d dialed some super secret, clandestine government number! Who knows!

One more…this was during the time when answering machines were very popular, so lots of times we’d get a recording…and lots of them were funny. One that I remember was to a household with the name Adams. Their recording was of the TV show’s intro to the “Addams Family”. 🙂

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So, I’ll list the ones I remember…I know there were more, but at the moment I can’t recall them all.

  • Coupon booklet sales (local businesses put it together). I did several of these jobs at different times (Merchant Checks and Super Savers)
  • Home Improvement companies (to make appointments for a representative to come give the person an estimate on roofing, siding, and any re-modeling) These were Circle A Siding, and Community Builders. I worked at Circle A, both in the place, and at home.
  • Telephone/City Directory (calling to update information that goes into these books)
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Olan Mills Photography (setting up appointments)
  • Silverback Gym (offering specials for gym memberships) …this is the one I mentioned in an earlier post, about working for a gorilla! Their logo was a Silverback Gorilla.

That’s all I remember, but I know there were some more.

Anyway, I enjoyed them all. Remember, the telemarketers are just doing their job, and not really trying to make you mad. 🙂

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I think there is one more job to post about. It’s a pretty cool one! 🙂 That will be next time.

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© 2017 BS

 

CEE’S SHARE YOUR WORLD

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CEE’S SHARE YOUR WORLD

Share Your World – July 24, 2017

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Time for another SYW, with questions from Cee, and answers from me! Join in this fun challenge, and see other entries, by clicking the above link. It’s fun!

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Lipton iced tea. That’s about it. I’ve had it hot a few times, but not a huge fan of hot tea. I start in on iced tea right after my hot coffee in the morning. We both drink it all day long.

If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

Our street sign by the house is 91st & 91st, going two ways on two streets. Confused. That’s my usual day…confused. 🙂

What are a couple of things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?

Bring me chicken noodle soup, jello, and 7-up. Ask me if I’m okay, then leave me alone.

Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete what would do do?   Remember this is SYW, dreaming is always allowed.

I have no desire to be any kind of athlete. I hate sports of any kind. But, to answer this in the SYW dreamland…maybe a fabulous ice skater. I used to like roller skating. Now, let’s see…ice skaters like the cold rink/or weather, I don’t like being cold. I like the heat. They are graceful, which is not me, as I’m clumsy, and klutzy. If there’s something that can be knocked over/down, spilled, dribbled, messed up, I’ll be doing that. Ice skaters look pretty in their costumes. I’d look awful in skating clothes, but I do like costumes…Halloween costumes!

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Come out to play! — Thistledown

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Here’s your chance to be part of a fantastic story, written by Teagan Geneviene. Play the name game! Follow the links to join in the fun!

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This is your chance to become a character in a new story! Or rather have a character with your fantastical pseudonym. 

1920s Peoples home journal girl parrotIt began as a bit of fun on Facebook with one of those silly find-your-whatever name things.  It was one of many “What’s Your Fairy Name?” graphics.  Cute, I thought, But too cute. I posted my wish for a less frilly fairy name, and vowed to make my own game.

Well the frilly fairy names caught on, and next thing I knew, I had taken a challenge from Colleen Chesebro to make it into a story.  …And I’ve already admitted that I’m just not able to continue Truths Unseen.  …And you know I enjoy featuring other bloggers.  So I decided to turn it into a story here, a pantser, fairy story — and include everybody!

If you want to join the fun, find your…

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THE CURSE – for TWITTERING TALES

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Twittering Tales is a photo prompt challenge. Click link below to find out the details, join in, and see other entries.

https://katmyrman.com/2017/06/06/twittering-tale-33-6-june-2017/

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THE CURSE

50 years locked in your room
50 years your curse from the moon

The curse was lifted today
Twitching back the curtain,
She smiled

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Character count 125

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I SURVIVED AN F-5 TORNADO

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On the anniversary of the May 11, 1970 tornado, I re-blog my story…I’ll never forget.

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I SURVIVED AN F-5 TORNADO

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, will be the 46th anniversary of the Lubbock, TX tornado. From later assessment of the devastation, it was determined to be rated F-5, the highest on the Fujita scale. This is my story.

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May 11, 1970, is a date I’ll never forget. I was attending night classes at Draughon’s Business College in downtown Lubbock. We had noticed there was a storm coming, because of some lightning off to the west. Classes were let out early because of that.

My dad was picking me up in my car, but didn’t know we got out early, so I was waiting outside for him, around 9:30 or so. They’d already closed up the building, and only me, and a couple of others, were waiting for our rides. The wind was starting to get gusty. By the time my dad got there, it was…

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